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Cathy mom to 13 y/o DD, 10 y/o DD, 7 y/o DS
I did want to mention a Dr. Sears strategy that has worked wonderfully for us. About the pool scenario, and the danger. So if DS does something like that (say, run into the street, or what have you), instead of fury, show and feel the fear. The mom-fear totally gets to kids.
When my kids did what your son was doing, I removed them from the situation and sat down with them or walked around until they calmed down. My getting irritated because they were getting overexcited just wound them up more. BTDT. I had to learn to gently remove them for a few minutes.
Generally, less talk and more action works. ...
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